TIANJIN, CHINA--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2013) - China Auto Logistics Inc. (the "Company" or "CALI") (NASDAQ: CALI), a top seller in China of luxury imported automobiles, and a leading provider of auto-related services, reported today it received a letter from the Listings Qualification Department of the Nasdaq Stock Market ("NASDAQ") stating that on September 27, 2013, for the previous 30 consecutive business days, the market value of publicly held shares ("MVPHS") of the Company's common stock (the "Common Stock") had closed below the minimum $5 million requirement for continued inclusion on The Nasdaq Global Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(1)(C).
The letter states that the Company will be provided 180 calendar days, or until March 26, 2014, to regain compliance with the minimum MVPHS requirement. In accordance with Rule 5810(c)(3)(D), the Company can regain compliance if at any time during the 180-day period the closing MVPHS is at least $5 million for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days. In the event the Company does not regain compliance with the MVPHS requirement prior to March 26, 2014, the Common Stock will be subject to delisting.
The Company intends to monitor the MVPHS of the Common Stock and may, if appropriate, consider implementing available options to regain compliance or submitting an application to transfer to The Nasdaq Capital Market. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance or successfully transfer to The Nasdaq Capital Market.
Mr. Tong Shiping, Chairman and CEO of the Company, stated, "We remain committed to growing our business in the Chinese luxury auto market where we continue to be a significant player. We further believe that at some point investors will recognize our strengths and value our shares more realistically."
About China Auto Logistics Inc.
China Auto Logistics Inc. is one of China's top sellers of imported luxury vehicles, and also manages China's largest imported auto mall in Tianjin. Additionally, it operates www.cali.com.cn, one of the leading automobile portals in China, which integrates the Company's websites that provide extensive information and news to China's auto dealers and their customers. The Company also provides a growing variety of "one stop" automobile related services such as short term dealer financing. Additional information about the Company is available at www.chinaautologisticsinc.com.
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